Do you ever find yourself wondering what fruits and vegetables are in season where you live? Thanks to the advent of the transportation industry, food in our local grocery stores comes from all over the United States and even other countries. For example, people on the East Coast can enjoy food all the way from California, but are these foods the absolute best for them? What are your thoughts on this?
If we choose to eat locally/seasonally, our money goes to the farmers in our areas helping our local economy. The food is also more nutritious and tastier because it isn’t being harvested early and stored. Our family has decided to do a better job eating the foods that are in season where we live.
We’ve also planted a few veggies of our own. Yesterday, Paul showed Daniel and Gabriel how to harvest potatoes. They harvested, cooked and ate them with dinner.
Check out Eat Well Guide :: Seasonal Food Guides to find out what food is fresh and in season in your area.
Also, check out www.bountifulbaskets.org for more options to purchase local fresh food.